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Author Menjívar, Cecilia, author

Title Combining qualitative data in research among U.S. immigrant populations / Cecilia Menjívar, Sarah M. Lakhani
Published London : SAGE Publications Ltd, 2018
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Series SAGE Research Methods. Cases
SAGE Research Methods. Cases
Summary We combined independently collected qualitative datasets about U.S. immigrants and legal status to produce a joint project about transformations caused by participation in the legalization process. Cecilia Menjívar has been studying Latin-American origin immigrants in the Phoenix, Arizona area since 1998, and has conducted 93 formal interviews with immigrants, complemented with extensive observations in the field. Sarah Lakhani conducted a 3-year ethnography of the legalization process based out of nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, California; she completed 88 formal interviews with immigrants and legal staff as well as focus groups with 33 individuals seeking political asylum. Joining our datasets, we relied on close to 200 interviews and other conversations with immigrants and community members to examine significant, enduring changes immigrants make in their personal and civic lives as they pursue regularization and naturalization opportunities. In this case study, we discuss our unique methodological techniques and study findings. We also offer recommendations for researchers interested in taking the same or a similar analytical approach. Specifically, we suggest that researchers' individual studies share the following compatibilities: overlap in the respondent population of interest, similarity in methodology and data analysis techniques, and parallels in substantive topics of interest
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Subject Ethnology -- Methodology.
Immigrants -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Form Electronic book
Author Lakhani, Sarah M., author
ISBN 1526444356
9781526444356 (ebook)
Other Titles Combining qualitative data in research among United States immigrant populations